(10/12) An Evening with Dr. Dan Raymer: Super Elliptical Wing Planforms for Induced Drag Reduction

When:  Oct 12, 2023 from 17:30 to 20:30 (PT)
Associated with  Los Angeles Section

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AIAA LA-LV Section October Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2023
5:30-8:30 PM PDT (GMT -0700) (add to calendar)
An Evening with Dr. Dan Raymer:
Super Elliptical Wing Planforms for Induced Drag Reduction
Dr. Daniel P. Raymer, Ph.D.
President, Conceptual Research Corporation
Fellow, AIAA
Noted aircraft designer, educator, and author of the best-selling textbook
"Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach"
Daniel Raymer, author of Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach and several other design-related books, will present his speculation that a wing planform mathematically defined as a superellipse with exponent slightly greater than two offers reduced induced drag compared to a purely elliptical wing of the same planform area and span. This says that the Spitfire got it wrong! But CFD analysis seems to support this novel concept. Raymer will present the rationale, a not-too-painful explanation of the mathematics, and a collection of CFD results by an international team of volunteers.
(Bio of Dr. Raymer can been found in RSVP & Information Page, or here on
You will be among the first to hear about this novel idea from an industry-leading top expert!
El Segundo Public Library
(The Sue Carter Community Room, Downstairs)
111 W Mariposa Ave,
El Segundo, CA 90245
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(South of LAX & Imperial Hwy, North of El Segundo Blvd., West of N. Pacific Coast Hwy (PCH 1) & N. Sepulveda Blvd & 405 Hwy, East of the Pacific Ocean)
Free Street Parking next to the Library Building. Public Parking across the street. Please follow the signs there. (The AIAA La-LV Section will not be responsible for parking.)
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT (GMT 0700)
(Check-in & Networking starts at 5:30 PM, Presentation (with Q&A): 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Library closes at 9 PM.)
Dress Code
Business Casual
Coordinating Organization: 
AIAA Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section
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El Segundo Public Library
111 W Mariposa Ave.
(The Sue Carter Community Room, Downstairs)
El Segundo, CA 90245
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